What is PDR?
The PERSONAL DEFENSE READINESS™ course was founded by Tony Blauer and is not a martial art. The PDR is based off of Tony’s S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ which is the only behaviorally based self-defense system in the world. The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ works by converting the body’s natural flinch into a tactical response to an ambush. Unlike many other self-defense systems that only train the physical techniques, the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ stresses the emotional, psychological and the physical.
Genetically wired and behaviorally inspired.
PDR hinges upon Tony Blauer’s SPEAR System and Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response (SPEAR) sums it up nicely. If you expect your self-defense system to work under the realities of violence, you had better start with what your body will want to do naturally. Use those innate actions strategically, hone them using patented learning drills and you begin to understand the superiority and uniqueness of SPEAR training. Add in other learning essentials like fear management, survival mindset and defusing tactics and you have the basics of the PDR program. Realize that you will then pressure test all of those skills during dynamic, reality based scenarios using High Gear suits and you will own the fact that there is simply no better way to prepare yourself for the worst case scenario.
As a Martial Artist for 25 Years, the S.P.E.A.R. system deals with the psychological, emotional and physical side of the Predator and Prey.
It is the first genetic and behavioral (behavior) inspired by the self-defense system, which uses the natural reaction of our body in vulnerable situations and the moment when we are exposed to in the face of fear and violence. This is precisely the reason why this system every man easily learnable and everyone can use it.
SPEAR System TM is so useful and effective it is taught and used as a basic system in the amount of police and military forces worldwide.
SPEAR System TM is a supplement to your current workout and training. It does not interfere with your current style or training, it is a bridge to the use of complex motor skills (techniques of fighting your system).
My previous training in traditional martial arts deal with just learning techniques and neglecting the inner workings of the mind as to how it naturally responds to danger. Having survived an armed violent encounter, I was able to see where my previous training lacked. PDR provided me with the missing piece to give me fear management skills to fight and move under the stress of an ambush.